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Mythopoeic Children's and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:46am
Mythopoeic Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019

 

Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Children’s and Young Adult Literature

                                                                                

Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2019

Guest Edited by Donna R. White

** Draft Deadline: March 30, 2019 ** Final paper deadline: June 30, 2019

 

Fairy Tales Area at PCA in Washington, DC, April 17-20, 2019 (submission deadline: 10/1/18)

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:31am
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations and panels on the diverse range of fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.

Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.

Deconstruction and the Child Children’s literature: anthropomorphism: animality: posthumanism

updated: 
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 9:48am
Oxford Literary Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Oxford Literary Review  41.2 (December 2019)  

Deconstruction and the Child

Children’s literature: anthropomorphism: animality: posthumanism. (Timothy Clark and Jennifer Ford)

“The category of “childhood”—as well as the related notions of “children” and “child”— requires a rethinking …” (Spyros Spyrou, Childhood (2017)).

BFS Journal 19

updated: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 9:16am
British Fantasy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The journal is a mix of articles and is keen to accept submissions from people who want to write about fantasy, horror and science fiction. Our focus is primarily the former, but our readers have interests across all three genres.

Academic articles for the BFS Journal should be between 2500 and 6000 words. We prefer nearer the former, as this is about the size of a conference paper. References in the text should be (Author, Date of Edition: Page Number) with a full publication listing for the bibliography given for each article at the end. Please don't use footnotes in your submissions.

All contributors are sent a complimentary copy of the print version and the electronic version.

To Prove a Villain: On the Performativity of “Evil” Characters in Anglophone Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 12:14pm
University of Gafsa, Tunisia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile,
And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart,
And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
And frame my face to all occasions.
I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall;
I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk;
I'll play the orator as well as Nestor,
Deceive more slily than Ulysses could,
And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.
I can add colours to the chameleon,

Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family: A Gentle Horror

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:13am
Miranda Corcoran & Steve Gronert Ellerhoff
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 6, 2018

In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.

Edited Collection on Young Adult Gothic Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:26am
Dr Michelle Smith and Dr Kristine Moruzi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 16, 2018

Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Young Adult Gothic Fiction

The Pedagogy of Harry Potter

updated: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:52am
Marcie Panutsos Rovan and Melissa Wehler
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is one of the most successful series of all time, and since its publication, has inspired scholars to analyze its engagement with gender, its relationship to mythology and fairy tales, and its literary and historical influences. Scholars have examined the impact that the books have had on popular culture, children’s literacy, and children’s literature. Collections have considered the series as a way of exploring politics, philosophy, religion, ethics, and psychology, among other fields. Yet, lost in all this scholarship has been a serious engagement with the way the series portrays education.

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